CFP #12 – Jason Wingard

Jason Wingard is a multi-award winning filmmaker, writer and director. His latest film, the critically-acclaimed comedy Eaten By Lions starring Jack Carroll, Antonio Aakeel & Johnny Vegas, premiered at the 2018 Edinburgh Film Festival and won the Audience Award for Best Film at the Bagri London Indian Film Festival. His short film In Another Life, which tells the story of a young man’s journey to the UK through Europe as a refugee and was shot in the Calais Jungle, won Best UK Feature at the Raindance Film Festival. Two of his short films, Bus Baby and 2:20, have won at the Virgin Media Short Awards. In this interview hear how Jason started out as a professional footballer before moving into stand-up comedy, how he made his first short films on a very tight budget, and why seeing Johnny Vegas perform live made him decide to quit stand-up.

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